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Pringles Select Thai Sweet Chilli

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      27.04.2010 19:55
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      Gorgeous crisps, flavours on every level.

      The Thai sweet chilli crisps in the select range are not what you would expect from a crisp.

      Anyone who has been to a quality Thai restaurant will recognise the subtle lemongrass flavours and the rich flavour of the kaffir lime leaves coming through the taste.

      Most chilli flavoured crisps consist of a naff blend of the tastes of potato and what seems like stock cubes mixed with chilli powder. Not these, they have a sublime blend of all ingredients Thai with a spicy kick.

      I first tried these at a work buffet and ended up pinching the whole packet, they are extremely moreish because they are so flavoursome. The only problem currently is that our local supermarkets have stopped selling them, which is terrible! I have tried other brands of thai sweet chilli crisps but they have been awful.

      In short I think that I am addicted to these crisps!

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      15.02.2010 14:42
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      pringles thai chilli is ok

      This review is for the pringle can version of thai sweet chilli , these were on a special offer and bought home to me so unfortunatley i dont know how much they cost. The can is 165g and is 7% of your calories.

      ===Packaging===
      The packaging is bright orange with the happy david seamen face which is really recognisable and appealing.
      Along the top is a banner stating that its a new product, and the pringle crisp with a thai look with a hat and shoulder buckets.
      The can also states the info about pringles like suitable for vegatarians,gda and ingrediants.

      ===The crisp===
      Once you pop off the lid and remove the re-seal freshness paper, your open to the slightly more tangy but pretty generic pringle crisp smell. The crisp is about one thumbs length and curved in like all pringles, the crisp is yellow with a sprinkling of red thai chilli which is spread evenly over it.
      The all important taste test , the first bite gives you the satisfying crunch , you can instantly taste the hot chilli on your lips and the tang as it goes down your throat , this taste lasts around 30 seconds and is very moreish , you really cant have just one.

      ===Availability===
      These are available in most shops and can be found with the other pringle products in the crisp aisle.

      ===Overall===
      In the end they arn't my favorite pringles flavour but they are ok and would probably be bought again if they were on special offer.

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      03.09.2009 11:04
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      Great if you are a spicy person!

      Now I'm a great lover of very salty things, although I know that it isn't to good to have to much salt. I have cut out most salt from my food now so on the odd occasion it is nice to have that old salty taste back in your mouth!

      Well these Pringles were on special in Tesco's for 50p last week ( well it didn't say special it just had the 50p price tag underneath them ), being I do really love the taste of any Sweet Chilli food I thought I would give these a go.

      They come in a deep purple bag, a slightly different bag to what you would get other large crisps in. I think these are supposed to be posh crisps and the bag say's that as it sits on the shelf standing out from all the common looking packets!! On the front there is a bowl of what looks like chilli sauce with chillies and garlic cloves sitting around it with a picture of the crisps that are inside. You will notice by the picture of the crisps that they look like they are bubbly looking!

      On opening the bag that comes with a resealable tag you will be hit with the an aroma of chilli and slight garlic. So on dipping in my hand I pull out a couple of the crisps they are quite small and circular with a slight curve to them. They seem to have quite a salty coating and when you put two into your mouth WOW they hit the back of the throat and the strong taste is very overpowering and burns your throat. It is a very strange taste indeed. At first I thought I don't like these, but there is something about these that get you going back into the bag for more ( or prehaps I'm just greedy!!).

      It certainly had me coughing as I swallowed and I needed to have a glass of water to ease the buring on the back of my throat. That was just after half a dozen of these crisps. The crisps themselves are only slightly bigger than the size of an old fifty pence piece. So whatever has been put on these it certainly is very strong. I don't think I would give these to little kids as they are so strong tasting.

      I'm not sure if I would buy these again as they are something that you would either really love or not, I'm sort of caught in the middle and can't make up my mind about these.
      The packet says " Delicious ingredients carefully combined to add zing to any occasion" well I would say that zing would not be the way I would describe them rather"Wow what the hell was that!" also it talks of "spicy chillies cooled with sweet herbs to give a taste you will love from Pringles" well if they are cooled thank goodness I didn't try them uncooled!

      They come in a 150g bag with 25g having 126 kcal so not to bad if you are watching your weight, as unless your mouth is made of asbestos you will not be able to eat to many of these in one go!!!

      I'll give these 4 stars as if you are someone who likes very hot food then you will like these, but if you don't you would be in for a shock. Don't forget to have a cold glass of Beer, Wine or Water nearby!!

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        20.07.2009 16:12
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        nice crisps but too spicy for me

        I decided to try these share size crisps as they were on offer from asda for a quid. I am a huge fan of Pringles and the new select range looked rather posh. Being a fan of the walker's sensations, I decided to opt for the Thai sweet chilli variety.

        The description:

        The crisps come in a 150g posh deep purple bag with a picture of the desired flavouring on the front. The bag is fairly thick with a foiled inside for added freshness. The first thing I noticed about the crisps was there size, unlike Pringles they are a lot smaller in shape and a tad bit thicker. The crisps are very crunchy and on first bite you get a lovely sweet chilli taste however, the more you chew the spicier it seems to get. After about 3 crisps my mouth was on fire. It's such a shame as the crisps are very tasty and will be great for spicy fans.

        Since I liked this so much I decided to make up yoghurt and mint dip. By using this with the crisps you can still taste the yummy sweet chilli flavour but the yoghurt and mint dip cools the spice down a touch.

        The price:

        Like I mentioned earlier I managed to get these on offer at asda but generally I think they are about £1.59. This isn't bad for a share size bag and to be fair most other brands such as sensations and tyrells are about the same price.

        Overall:

        I must admit I'm not a fan of any spicy food and maybe that's why I was a tad put off by these. They are definitely very tasty and the texture and crunch is great. If you like spicy then you will love these and if not try using a cooling dip as I do so you can still enjoy.

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          19.07.2009 11:42
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          "A whole new experience" (That's their tagline)

          I bought these in Asda a few days ago as they where on a special offer. 50p for a 150g bag, An offer I just could not refuse as they normally cost around 3 times that.


          ***The Packaging***

          The pack is is thicker than normal foil bag that is crimp sealed at either end to keep them super fresh. The picture on the bag does make them look appealing. The pack is a quality bag, therefor, you'd expect the product to be good quality too. I think the crisps look like mini poppadoms.


          ***The Product***

          On opening the bag you get a nice, strong, but not overpowering smell of spices. The bag is over half filled with these oval, bubbly crisps. The crisps look quite greasy and covered in flavouring, you can visibly see salt and paprika on them. They are very crunchy, more so than normal crisps as they are slightly thicker. The initial taste I got was a zesty lime and coconut and then an overpowering spicy kick afterwards. I think that the after taste is a bit too spicy for me as a crisp.


          ***The Facts***

          This pack contains 150g. They are suitable for vegetarians.
          Each 25g contains
          126 kcals
          1.3g protein
          14g carbohydrate
          6.5g fat
          1.6g saturates
          0.2g salt


          ***My Opinion***

          I think that as far as crisps go they certainly are unique, the extra crunch and overpowering taste is a bit much, The don't particularly taste like sweet chilli either. I won't buy these again. Don't be fooled by the fact that they are Pringles, as they are a totally different to the original tubed ones.

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            22.05.2009 16:59
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            Stick to the originals if you like Pringles

            Salt, salt, salt - it's the first thing you taste and the last thing you remember with these crisps. When buying these crisps I anticipated a bag of mini Pringles but was I wrong.

            Retailing for around £1.50 for 150g bag these Pringles select come in 6 flavors and are found in bags not tubes. The crisps themselves are the same shape as normal Pringles but that's the only comparison. These crisps are greasy, and harder in texture than normal Pringles, flavour is very strong and they taste extremely salty. I don't smoke and only really use salt for seasoning when cooking so I guess my taste is sensitive to salt.

            I don't normally throw away food but these crisps went in the bin, I could still taste the crisps the following day and that's never good.

            So are they more salty than other crisps - well the sodium content in 100g:

            Pringles select - 0.78g
            Pringles normal crisps - 0.53 g
            Walker's sensations - 0.61g
            Walkers standard crisps - 0.5g
            Kettle crisps - 0.51g
            Doritos - 0.72g

            (for comparables above I have not chosen the unsalted or flavours with salt in the title, i.e. salt & vinegar)

            The figures dont lie! they do have more salt than other crisps. Whilst not a huge difference they are higher in salt. And remember these are sodium levels the equivelent salt figures are higher, but many crisps dont show both figures.

            I have tried the Balsamic flavour (I didn't buy them!) and no improvement in fact worse than the Thai flavour, extremely strong in flavour to the extent they kind of numb your taste buds (0.89g of sodium in these). Maybe I've just tried a bad batch but I didn't find these crisps a joy to eat, they are too over powering and just too salty.

            In my opinion If you have no taste buds or a heavy smoker they may taste ok and if you like reliving the taste the next day together with dehydration from the salt intake then give them a try otherwise stick with the originals or a different crisp.

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              27.04.2009 15:09
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              A rather unpleasant crisp surprise

              I wouldn't normally write a review for crisps or the like - but I have to say I felt compelled to add my opinion on these, having bought a packet for the first time yesterday. To my shame I served them up to a group of friends coming round in the evening for a few drinks and a chat and I thought they had been strangely unpopular, having munched a few I now know why!

              I have to say they are not what I was expecting. Billed as "Select" and from a name I know I thought they would be posh crisps. They are priced as such at £1.58 for a 150g share pack ( a packet of pringles would have been cheaper), and are of similar price to other posh crisps but that is the only positive thing I can think of to say about them.

              I am sad to say they are not the "whole new experience" they are billed to be on the front of the packet - they are actually rather vile. I don't use that word lightly, as loathe as I am to waste food I really won't be eating any more of these. If they tasted like Pringles it would be ok, but they are greasier, smaller, bubblier versions with a very spicy taste and a horrible aftertaste.

              They are supposed to be thai sweet chilli, I like sweet chilli sauce, but these are just wrong! I've just eaten one for the purposes of trying to be objective, and they have a big chilli kick but also a horrible artificial tomatoey taste, they are horrid, to the point that I need to go and rinse my mouth out, seriously.

              I didn't buy these expecting anything healthy, I like pringles, and from the packaging I thought they might be upmarket pringles. Wrong.

              I could almost forgive the list of ingredients which is on the weird size (though not the Monosodium Glutamate for which there is no excuse) if they tasted alright. They don't.

              The packet it attractive enough, but I am afraid to say don't be lured into buying these as I was. Even my husband commented on how awful they were and I think the rest are on the way to the bin. So sorry Pringles but there is nothing "select" about this experience other than the fact that they are wasted calories and really not nice - I will stick to the normal sort next time!

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                30.12.2008 14:19
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                A lovely chilli treat

                I wouldn't normally pick up something like this for myself, as the bags are big and clearly share size! I'd just open them and start and then suddenly they'd be gone.

                As happens quite often, I have one of my lovely co-workers to thank for these crispy delights - I'm unsure how much they cost, but you do get a big bag.

                The packaging is pretty much that of the picture displayed above; however it is very very shony which doesn't come across in the photo. It's kind of glossy, which I think gives it a nice touch and definitely won't leave marks from greasy fingers (this of course is a bad thing if you're looking for evidence of secret muching).

                The crisps themselves are little round discs, not like typical Pringles at all. If you've ever seen the crisps 'Discos', they look like much small versions of those. If I make a circle by touching my thumb against my index finger, that's about how big they are.

                These sweet chilli ones are pale coloured, though not as pale as they look from the packaging. They are also lightly coated with some kind of reddish looking flavouring, which makes you want to wipe your hands after you've touched one because it transfers to your fingers easily. They are nice and crispy when you bite into them.

                The most important thing is of course the taste. I am a big fan of chilli generally, but I know a lot of people don't like spicy food. And considering this is supposedly sweet chilli, my co-workers did comment on how spicy they were (in a surprised kind of way more than anything else). I can safely say they don't come close to burning your mouth even if you eat a lot in a short space of time *cough* They also have a sweet aftertaste which is nice and chilli-like, which the Walkers version are lacking.

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